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Type: Journal article
Title: Practicing nursing therapeutically through acting as a skilled companion on the illness journey
Author: Pearson, A.
Borbasi, S.
Walsh, K.
Citation: Advanced Nursing Practice Quarterly, 1997; 3(1):46-52
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 1080-4293
Abstract: This article explores nursing's heritage as a healing, therapeutic activity. It examines the central characteristics of nursing as skilled companionship and links them with the foundational core of nursing--a therapeutic relationship based on an understanding of the illness experience. In addition, it discusses the role of literature and performance in developing knowledge to advance nursing as a therapeutic activity.
Keywords: Humans; Treatment Outcome; Nursing Care; Nurse-Patient Relations; Nursing Methodology Research; Nurses; Nurse Practitioners
RMID: 0030003365
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